Dawn Upshaw

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Dawn Upshaw (born July 17, 1960) is an American soprano. The recipient of several Grammy Awards and Edison Prize-winning discs, she performs both opera and art song, and in repertoire from Baroque to contemporary. Many composers, including Henri Dutilleux, Osvaldo Golijov, John Harbison, Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Adams, and Kaija Saariaho, have written for her. In 2007, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 L'elisir d'amore Gaetano Donizetti; Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci, Enzo Dara, Dawn Upshaw, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra , James Levine 5 1
1991 John Adams Conducts American Elegies Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Dawn Upshaw, Paul Crossley, John Adams 2
1991 The Girl With Orange Lips Dawn Upshaw 1
1992 Symphony no. 3 Henryk Górecki; Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta, David Zinman 4
1994 I Wish It So Dawn Upshaw 1
1994 Long Time Ago Aaron Copland; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff, Dawn Upshaw, Thomas Hampson 1
1994 Nocturnes / La Damoiselle élue / Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien Debussy; Dawn Upshaw, Paula Rasmussen, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1996 White Moon: Songs to Morpheus Dawn Upshaw 1
1996 Dawn Upshaw Sings Rodgers & Hart Dawn Upshaw 1
1997 Forgotten Songs: Dawn Upshaw Sings Debussy Claude Debussy; Dawn Upshaw, James Levine 2
1997 Private Gardens Kaija Saariaho; Camilla Hoitenga, Florent Jodelet, Anssi Karttunen, Dawn Upshaw 1
1998 The World So Wide Dawn Upshaw 1
1999 Saint François d'Assise Olivier Messiaen; Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano, José van Dam, Dawn Upshaw 1
2000 Hommage à Jane Bathori: The Inspiring Muse Dawn Upshaw, Jérôme Ducros 1
2001 Angels Hide Their Faces: Dawn Upshaw Sings Bach and Purcell Dawn Upshaw 1
2001 Château de l'âme / Graal théâtre / Amers Kaija Saariaho; Dawn Upshaw, Gidon Kremer, Anssi Karttunen, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2001 LA Variations / Five Images after Sappho / Mania / Gambit / Giro Esa-Pekka Salonen; Dawn Upshaw, Anssi Karttunen, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2001 Chants d'Auvergne Joseph Canteloube; Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, Kent Nagano, Dawn Upshaw 5 1
2004 Voices of Light Olivier Messiaen, Claude Debussy, Osvaldo Golijov, Gabriel Fauré; Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish 5 1
2005 Ayre Osvaldo Golijov; The Andalucian Dogs, Dawn Upshaw 1
2006 Ainadamar Osvaldo Golijov; Dawn Upshaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano 1
2007 Oceana Osvaldo Golijov; Souza, Kronos Quartet, Upshaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chorus, Spano 1
2013 La Passion de Simone Kaija Saariaho; Dawn Upshaw, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Chamber Choir, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Wolf, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Ives, Weill Wolf, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Ives, Weill; Dawn Upshaw, Margo Garrett 1
2005 Great Opera Moments II Mozart; Bartoli, Fleming, Flórez, Janowitz, Netrebko, Von Otter, Terfel, Upshaw 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Dawn Upshaw, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, David Zinman 1

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